from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A stream of water, often containing medicinal or cleansing agents, that is applied to a body part or cavity for hygienic or therapeutic purposes.
- n. A stream of air applied in a similar way.
- n. The application of a douche.
- n. An instrument for applying a douche.
- transitive v. To cleanse or treat by means of a douche.
- intransitive v. To cleanse or treat oneself with a douche.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A jet or current of water or vapour directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally (especially in reference to vaginal irrigation.)
- n. Something that produces the jet or current in the previous sense.
- n. A syringe used for that process.
- n. A douche bag.
- v. To use a douche.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; a douche bath.
- n. A syringe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A jet or current of water or vapor applied to some part or a particular organ of the body, as in a bath or for medicinal purposes.
- n. An instrument for administering such a jet.
- To apply a douche to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. irrigation with a jet of water or medicated solution into or around a body part (especially the vagina) to treat infections or cleanse from odorous contents
- v. direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
- n. a small syringe with detachable nozzles; used for vaginal lavage and enemas
French, shower, from Italian doccia, conduit, back-formation from doccione, pipe, from Latin ductiō, ductiōn-, act of leading, from ductus, past participle of dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French douche ("shower"), from Italian doccia ("shower"). (Wiktionary)